As I was going through old pictures this morning – looking for any interesting ones for this newsletter, it has occurred to me how many seasons have come and gone since we opened the doors of Eagles Rock Retreat… it has been six years would you believe!?
Our first winter here is one I will never forget.
It was January 2017, we were only settling in, having moved up from the Carlingford in November.
I was seven months pregnant with Ferdia.
Then the snow came and we got snowed in for a week – the perks of living in the mountains.
Oisín was very excited, making snowmen and digging caves and I remember that the unplanned rest was a tonic for me. It took a very snowed-in driveway for me to finally allow myself to slow down and rest.
Resting is what we should all do this time of year, when we learn to go with
the cycles of Nature.
The energy of Winter is to go within, to rest in the stillness and the friendly darkness, allowing for relaxation & reflection.
In the past six years many of you have come to us for relaxation, yoga, rejuvenation and food.. we are very grateful for that. From the overwhelmingly positive reviews we know that we are doing something right!
This brings me to 2023 and the new schedule, which is now on our
We have some new exciting events coming up so let me point out just a few.
Our fabled Six Day
Christmas and New Year Retreat has now only 1 space remaining,
so if you would like to join us, book very soon..
New Year Healthy Start Retreat is already sold out,
but if you are looking to start the
New Year in style,
we still have some spaces for Jackie Suginaga’s wonderful day of Kundalini Yoga
and mindful Japanese Tea Ceremony on the 14th January and
our own Day Retreat on the 15th January.
And you can also escape on the
Winter Escape Yoga Retreat
on the 27 – 29th January
we are excited to welcome Claire Ferry, of the Maitri Yoga Studio in Belfast,
to teach the Spring Yoga Weekend on the 24 – 26th March.
Claire is a kind and compassionate Iyengar Yoga Teacher
with years of practice and teaching experience.
She will no doubt also tell you all about the birds
that we hear around us as she can recognise them all!
James Boag is coming back from Costa Rica
on the 30 – 2nd April
to teach another wonderful weekend
of functional movement,
story telling, mantra singing and connecting..
understanding Yoga as a life Practice on and off the mat.
And there is more!
We thank all of you who have visited us in the past, and especially in the last couple of challenging years. You have kept us going and we are very grateful for that.
We look forward to seeing lots of new and returning guests in the near future!
Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and a great start to the New Year… with yoga of course!
Martina & Stuart